Hi friends, I know I have been away for quite some time. We have been busy moving to a new house that gives me space to make tinctures and salves, grow lots of herbs on the porch, and create all kinds of beauty to share with you. After decorating the house over the course of a few weeks with many trips to Goodwill my surroundings finally started to became ours.(You know how when I get my mind on something I don’t stop until it is perfect? Yes, this includes decorating.)
I then returned to work on my custom color palette and have been focused intently (obsessively…) on that ever since. Now, there are many talented and amazing stylists and color consultants out there who you can pay to create your palette much more quickly, but being the DIY and frugal spirit I am I wanted to try to create my own. Then, the money saved could go into fun things like new shoes and clothes, and grown up things like student loans (Ah, reality).
I know what you are thinking, I write about wellness, not fashion. I said it before as I shared the start of my personal style journey, and I will say it again: There is no separation between your inner energy and your outer energy. The clothes and colors you wear can either connect with you or they can block or alter your energy. The more you are conscious of this the more you will begin to feel, and see, what different colors do for you.
Lately I’ve been in a major state of self-actualizing, and it has been such a blessing to have the space/time for the journey. From honing my wardrobe, analyzing and developing my sense of color and style, to utilizing a new method of cleaning to truly de-clutter our home my wellness pursuits have been largely unconventional lately. Though, yesterday I did smear raw honey and banana all over my face, and the same mixture plus coconut oil in my hair, while I read about color theory. I highly recommend doing that while you read this in fact (Treat yourself!).
Growing up, and now, Earth Day is one of my favorite days. When I was a kid it meant going to Earth Day fairs with my Dad who taught people about Vermicomposting and energy conservation. I would visit all the booths, “help” with his booth, and then return to my little fort under one of the tables to look at my new pins and treasures. I have always tried to have the approach of keeping the environment in mind every day: purchasing used over new, making do with what I have, supporting local businesses and responsible companies, taking shorter showers, educating about the environment, etc. Today I want to share two fairly recent discoveries that are helping me keep the environment in mind every day, and as always, support my goal of joyful living. Continue reading
Remember how I see the act of making and drinking tea as meditation? I’ve been figuring out that a lot of things in life can be meditation- even your wardrobe. Our clothes make an impression and I have always created an outfit based on what role I am playing. Wait a second, shouldn’t I just always be me?! Why did it take me so long, the lover of “What Not To Wear,” to consider that my wardrobe has been hampering the truth and vibrancy of who I am and therefore has been bad for my health?
My nature is such that when I become interested in something or put my mind to it I go into an information vortex- researching, experiencing, discussing, and living whatever it is. So, pour yourselves a big mug of tea folks and settle into your favorite spot because you can go into an endless internet-tab journey with this… I am sharing my path with the hope that it can help you extend your roots and continue toward being your most fabulous self. All of this information is the tip of the iceberg, I know there is so much more information out there and I’m not saying all of these approaches are the authority I am just here to give you some seeds.